These centres are located at Moradabad, Tamil Nadu, Badayun and two in Bihar.
He told TOI that these are the main centres and cater to around 2000 students every year. He said the 29 centres which have been shut by the university were catering only to around 4000 students.
According to Ansari, in the new regulations, various operational functions have been amended at minor or major level to facilitate better education. He said, “We will also try to start other centres after fulfilling the criteria.”
The University Grants Commission (UGC) recently made NAAC accreditation must for institutes offering distance learning courses as well as for open universities. The apex body had notified Open and Distance Learning Regulations 2017 and invited applications from eligible higher educational institutions (HEIs) for recognition of their distance learning programmes for the academic session 2018. Later, the UGC amended the regulation and introduced the NAAC criteria for Higher Education Institutes to seek approval for distance learning courses.
AGRA: Aligarh Muslim University(AMU) has closed down its 29 distance learning academic centres across the country as they failed to comply the UGClaid down regulations 2017.
Confirming this, director of centre for distance Education, Prof Mohd Nadeem Ahmad Ansari said that varsity has shut 29 of its 35 centres. He said, however, the University has fulfilled the criteria of having five centres as per UGC regulation of 2017 but it will still need a fresh approval to run the programme